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Japan’s Nishikora advances in US Open

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns a shot against Leonardo Mayer, of Argentina, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Japan’s Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.

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Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20-years on Saturday when former NFL lineman Bob "The Beast" Sapp, and 20 other fighters from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition in Pyongyang, put together by colourful Japanese pro-wrestler Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, who is now a member of parliament. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.

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I.K. Kim increases Portland Classic lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — I.K. Kim increased her lead to three strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic, shooting a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under.

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Actor arrested with Jackie Chan’s son released

Kai Ko cries during a press conference held after his release from detention in Beijing Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Ko, a Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan, was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities. (AP Photo/Peng Peng)

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China’s capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

Japanese lawmaker Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, center, poses with pro wrestlers Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, left, and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators.

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